FLACSO Researcher

Gioconda Herrera

Gioconda Herrera

Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, USA
Profesora investigadora
Department: Sociology and Gender Studies
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 3859

Investigation lines:
Estudios de Género y Migración
Geographic area:
Ecuador y Región Andina

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  • My research has revolved around questions about the effects of globalization on social inequalities in Latin America. For this I have analyzed the new migratory processes of the Andean region to Europe and the United States, especially of women and indigenous peoples, and also the migratory returns and circularities that have taken place as a result of the crisis of 2008. I am currently investigating on the post-deportation life of indigenous migrants in rural communities of Ecuador. I am also part of a comparative research team of eight countries on Venezuelan migration in Latin America. I currently coordinate the doctorate of Andean Studies of FLACSO Ecuador and since 2016 I am an associate editor of Latin American Research Review in the area of ​​sociology.